December 23 2019 marked 100 years of women at the Bar. It’s a time to reflect on the past and the pioneers who blazed the trail. They broke barriers of sexism and societal expectation. In 2019, female retention rates are still too low. Women are leaving across the board. Why? Stephanie Hayward asks: is the past inhabiting the present?

Recent film in which I shared experiences as a woman at the Bar and thoughts on the Retention Crisis within the legal profession.